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    December 19, 2012
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and will be running round robbins in hopes of clearing everything so it's safe to travel through there. elizabeth? >> thank you. weather-wise, it's here. it's cold outside and we have several freeze warnings in effect. we have a freeze warning for the north bay, temperatures there well below freezing and then we have frost advisories in the east and south bay valleys along the bay. temperatures in the 20s to mid- 30s and temperatures dropping in parts of the east bay. out the door 20s in santa rosa and napa. fairfield 27. but even concord, livermore, below freezing there. it's a little warmer in oakland. 43 degrees, and 42 in san francisco. so by this afternoon, we are going to warm things up a little bit but again those freeze and frost advisories set to wrap up by about 8:00 this morning. in the meantime, we got this high pressure system sitting here across the bay area. it's going to bring us sunshine
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and then rain returns tomorrow evening. so coming up, we'll get a check of your seven-day forecast. in the meantime it's going to be all about these cold temperatures today. kate is live in san anselmo. >> reporter: is it cold out there? >> yes. i can see my breath. you can see these cars have frost all over them. we are about a week away from the official start to winter but the weather is kick- starting things early. according to the national weather service, there is a cold front moving through the bay area. some of last night's overnight temperatures were the coldest we have had since january. temperatures in the north bay are expected to reach the freezing point or below and last night, people were bundled up in the east bay where it reached 39 degrees in pleasanton. >> we have layers on most of the kids i think three layers
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on both of them. we're good to . >> reporter: soon you will need a rain jacket. the rain is coming back. that makes state water managers happy. since july 132 more rain than normal has fallen than normal in san francisco. oakland has more than 9" of rain since summer, 7" more than last year. take a look at the frost here back here in san anselmo. temperatures freezing temperatures will last until 8 a.m. so be prepared. grab that extra hat, jacket, layers. or in my case gloves. i kind of failed on that part because i only brought one glove. not great. reporting live in san anselmo, cate caugiran, cbs 5. it was a tense evening at san jose city college. s.w.a.t. teams swarmed the campus yesterday after a caller reported seeing a gunman. heavily armed police officers searched the campus room by room during a three-hour lockdown. the 911 call came in around 4:30 yesterday afternoon.
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the caller reported seeing a black male possibly armed with a gun at the tech center building. students and faculty were released from classrooms as officers searched the five- story building. for many on campus it was disturbing. >> we definitely barricaded down. we definitely sat there. we hushed our voices, got away from the windows, made sure we weren't near where anybody could look in. and we were worried. we were afraid. >> in the end, police were unable to find any indication that a gunman was on campus but officers say in the wake of the connecticut shooting, they were not taking any chances. as more funerals are eld had for victims of the shooting in connecticut more details are emerging about adam lanza. workers at a newtown hair salon where lanza and his mother were customers said they never heard him speak. they say his mother nancy lanza would give her son directions about what to do and where to go. meanwhile, investigators still not clear about what motivated adam lanza to open fire at that
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elementary school last friday. cbs news' marlie hall has more from newtown. >> reporter: hundreds gathered for memorial service to remember sandy hook elementary principal dawn hochsprung. she died trying to stop the shooter after he broke into the school. >> you don't have to know her. you just have to know what she did is an act of selflessness. >> reporter: hochsprung's funeral is one of five today. tuesday saw two more children laid to remember, 6-year-old james mattioli loved sports and math. his family called him a numbers guy. and jessica rekos loved horses. she wanted a cowgirl hat for christmas. yesterday was a day of mixed emotions for many parents and students as school reopened in newtown for everyone except the kids who attend sandy hook. >> it was surreal. >> reporter: some stayed away. >> my neighbor up the street,
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she, uhm.... -- her kid didn't come back. >> reporter: but there were also smiles from children who appeared to be happy to be going back tole school. the tragedy has reopened a debate on what kind of guns should be allowed in society with many now taking a new look at the issue. there is a groundswell of support in washington, d.c. to look at new laws that would ban magazines that hold dozens of bullets at a time even from pro gun legislators. >> i go hunting. i never put more than three shells in my clip. it holds five. >> reporter: marlie hall, cbs 5. >> the nra will hold a news conference on friday and the white house says president obama will actively support a bill to reinstate the assault weapons ban that expired in 2004. people in the bay area continue to pay tribute to victims of the connecticut
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shooting. yesterday evening, families and educators in the pleasanton unified school district held a candlelight vigil. photos of the 26 victims were displayed on a tree at amaral park. pleasanton school officials say it's a sad reminder of the importance of their jobs. >> always look at procedures and practices and what else we can do to improve. >> letters, pictures and donations from pleasanton will be sent to newtown later this week. the san jose sikh temple has a vigil planned for 6:30 tonight. they are on morillo avenue south of quimby road in the east foothills. california is no longer invested in assault rifles. it's pulled nearly $9 million of state pension money out of the gunmaker freedom group, which manufacturers the bushmaster. >> illegal to either have or sell that weapon in the state of california. so obviously the state
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shouldn't be a participant in that kind of activity. >> california's teacher pension fund also has a stake in freedom group and it's now reviewing that investment. two bay area gun buy-backs last weekend were so successful, one city needs more money to pay for it. people turned in nearly 600 firearms in oakland and san francisco expecting $200 cash for each one. they gave out ious. >> i was ready to walk out and tell the crowd that's all we got. maybe another day. but the chief said, chief suhr said no, we have all these guns. we have to get them. >> they ended up giving out 157 notes promising money. $31,000 due in four days but the chief of police says he found the money and he is expected to announce who it's coming from later this morning. belmont police are looking
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for a suspect in a bank robbery. surveillance cameras captured someone robbing banks on ralston avenue yesterday. the man between 25 and 35 years old approached a teller demanding cash. the employee complied the suspect left. witnesses saw a silver sedan speeding near the bank but officers haven't determined if the car belongs to the suspect. registered nurses plan to picket 21 kaiser permanente hospitals in northern california today. they are trying to draw attention to what they call inadequate staffing. kaiser officials deny that's the case. the picket lines are scheduled from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. today. and people in san jose will finally get fluoride in their drinking water. yesterday, the santa clara valley water district approved a plan to fund the project aimed at improving dental health. san jose's currently the largest city in the country without flouridated water. it will take two years to get it up and running.
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time now 21 minutes before 5:00. it's 4:39. there is outrage over instagram. do you do instagram? >> no. there's a reason. >> we're out of it. why the popular social network is the subject of a growing controversy. >> finding fault. the new report that lays blame for the deadly benghazi attack in september. >> and blasting off into the history books! the major milestone for one country's space program. ,,,,
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liftoff! >> well, they used to be our major competitors. now a russian-made spacecraft blasted off into space less than an hour ago carrying a three-man crew including an american astronaut. the only way we can get an astronaut into space these days is to use the soviets -- the russians. today's launch made history with chris hatfield becoming the first canadian to command
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the international space station. the three men aboard the soyuz rocket will reach the space station on friday. >> cool. >> times have changed. i walk out this morning, there's frost on my car window. >> i'm excited to hear that. it's legit! a firsthand account there. it is frosty and cold outside and we have freeze advisories mainly in the north bay. frost advisories and freeze warnings around the area. cold start. we are seeing 20s, 30s and a few very low 50s. by this afternoon, it's going to be another cool sunny day on tap. simple floor yesterday 50s and low to mid-50s. that's about as high as we get all across the bay area. right now you will see temperatures they are below freezing in some spots. concord, livermore, 31 degrees there. we are seeing 20-degree readings in the north bay 28 in napa and 29 in santa rosa. san francisco and oakland at 42 and 43 degrees.
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we have this area of high pressure it is sitting over the bay area right now. it's a weak high so it's bringing us some cold temperatures but we are staying dry until tomorrow evening when we're watching this other low pressure system coming in from the gulf of alaska bringing some rain a slow mover not until thursday after dark when we're expecting rain to fall so tomorrow morning's commute looks dry. your pinpoint forecast afternoon highs once again a whole lot of 50s struggling to get out of the mid-50s. 55 in oakland, 52 in san francisco. napa, fairfield, very low 50s. here's a look at your forecast over the next several days another cold day on tap and then that freeze advisory is set to expire in the north bay by 8:00. then rain tomorrow night, friday, saturday, sunday, looks like things remain unsettled and in time for christmas eve and christmas day we should dry
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out. more weather coming up throughout the show. we're talking traffic. here's gianna. >> a couple of things going on. first i want to show you our bay area bridges where this is a bright spot. at the toll plaza metering lights are off. it's dry so traffic should be fine. we are gearing up for the rain that elizabeth was talking about. on the golden gate bridge so far, so good. a couple of hot spots out of marin county due to construction but at the golden gate bridge no troubles. a trouble spot in the santa cruz mountains. completely shut down both directions, this is due to a tree that's down. may have taken down wires, as well. so highway 9 is completely shut down at glen arbor. as a result use alternate. s. no time when it will be reopened. give yourself some extra time. and again use an alternate if you can through there. southbound 101 as you head through san francisco, you might see some construction in and around that area. but no major lanes blocked
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mostly affecting the on- and off-ramps. also full freeway closure this morning through antioch near somersville looks like they should wrap up within the next half hour to 45 minutes. alternates are in place. south bay no delays so far. westbound 237, 880 to 101, so far, so good. 880 itself through oakland not showing any trouble spots as so far, so good heading northbound through the maze and unfortunately i didn't have a chance to put text information there but wanted to let you know that i-5 in the northern parts of california completely shut down still due this massive 60 car pile-up. back to you guys. >> thank you. reaction is expected on capitol hill this morning on a just-released report on the deadly attack on the u.s. consulate in libya. the report says grossly inadequate security due to management failure is to blame. ambassador chris stevens of the bay area along with three other americans were killed in the
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attack. the report says there was no protest before the ambush. it's all part of the unclassified portion of the findings. the rest of the information is only for those with high level clearance. >> it's going up to senate and house assigned reading rooms like we always do with classified information. >> the report did acknowledge the siege was unanticipated and found no cause for disciplinary action. on capitol hill, house speaker john boehner wants a house vote on his plan b. that's to prevent the country from going off the dreaded "fiscal cliff." it would raise taxes on everybody making more than a million dollars a year while cutting spending to benefit programs like medicare. democratic leaders have already rejected that particular idea. >> we do not have a balanced plan when the president's calling for $1.3 trillion in revenue and only willing to put $850 billion worth of cuts over 10 years. >> president obama had been
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firm about higher taxes for everybody making more than a quarter million dollars a year. now he appears willing to raise that cutoff point to $400,000. and on wall street stocks rallied yesterday for a second straight day on the hopes that a deal is getting closer. the dow, nasdaq and the s&p all posted impressive gains. the dow by the way is up more than 2% for december and on track now for a fourth straight year of positive returns. more troubles for toyota. the japanese automaker has been hit with a record $17 million fine for failing to report a safety defect. the issue led to sticking gas pedals and a recall. the law says a carmaker must tell the government within five days of learning of a safety defect. in 1964, "time" magazine's man of the year was martin luther king. times have changed sufficiently so that lately they have been going to silicon valley executives. among the eight finalists this year are yahoo's ceo marisa
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meyer and apple's tim cook joining an impressive list of finalists that also includes president obama and bill and hillary clinton. at the last silicon valley person to win the top honor was mark zuckerberg in 2010. instagram is backtracking after announcing it could legally sell user photos to advertisers. people weren't happy about the first big policy change since facebook bought the photo sharing site. >> if you are going to use my photos and make money for your product, for your business, for whatever you're doing, you should at least contact me at least traditionally the way it's been done. >> instagram later pulled the language from its new policy set to go into effect next month. time now 4:49. making the season a little brighter. how many employers are doling out bonuses this year. >> plus, they're back! why j.c. penney was forced to bring back the sales. >> and caught on camera. what happens when a man decides to tackle a would-be robber. ,,,,
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welcome back. the freeze is here. temperatures falling below freezing in parts of the north bay and the east bay. how much will we warm up by this afternoon? that plus a look at your seven- day forecast coming up. and our bay area bridges looking pretty good this morning. no delays to report on the golden gate bridge, san mateo bridge or the bay bridge. details on our trouble spots for highway 9. that's coming up in a few minutes. and check out this surveillance video of a masked armed robber demanding money from a convenience store clerk in spokane, washington the robber starts to make a break for it. a man at the store tackles the robber to the ground and holds him right outside the door until police arrive. >> the person who prevented the robbery actually is the cashier's brother. >> oh, wow. >> j.c. penney has spent the year tinkering with new ways to get people in the stores and as cbs
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5 consumerwatch reporter julie watts shows us, the chain now finds itself right back where it started. >> i got two coupons so i came in to use them. >> reporter: they're back, coupons at j.c. penney. the store famously got rid of coupons and sales earlier this year and replaced them with everyday low prices but while the signs say no coupons, they have sales. they reportedly emailed friends and family coupons offering a three-day discount last week. >> i think their core customer base is hungry for deals. >> reporter: a professor of retail strategy at santa clara university says that was clear by the customer turningout on black friday. the store tidessed its one and only sale of the year and long- time customers who had been staying away showed up asking for more. >> people have to have something to look forward to. >> reporter: everyday low prices aren't going to get you
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in the door? >> no, i come less than before. >> reporter: the professor says that's because the no sale strategy only works for a couple of specific types of stores. >> if you are involved in anything other than general merchandise and groceries, unless you have a very unique product set that is so unique that no one he is has it, dealing becomes necessary. >> reporter: the store's decision to ditch promotional deals resulted in a big hit to its bottom line a reported $123 million quarterly loss for the company. but do the increasingly common coupons mean an about-face for j.c. penney's no sales strategy? a spokesman would only say, we continue to believe in the importance of great everyday value. it will continue to be the cornerstone of our pricing strategy. a strategy that now seems to include a return of the coveted sales. >> thanks for shopping at j.c. penney. >> reporter: julie watts, cbs 5. employers are feeling a little more generous this holiday season. a new survey finds more than 70% of employers plan to give
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year end bonuses up from 53% last year. 21% plan on giving no bonus at all. but 70% is good. >> that's 7 out of 10. not bad we have just learned that "time" magazine's person of the year this year has just been announced and it goes to... >> president obama. among the 8 finalists were yahoo's ceo marisa meyer and apple's tim cook but the honor going to the president. >> there you go. more than 100 bay area kids got a very special gift. >> a shopping spree at old navy last night. gap donated $100 gift cards to kids with glide family service and there were a lot of big smiles and some full shopping bags too. >> i pick up clothes and get pajamas and jeans and sweaters and socks and hats. >> good for them. that's great. it's the ninth year that the shopping spree has taken place. >> that's good. it's now 4:55.
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five minutes before 5:00. we hope it's cold enough for you. how long will this early winter blast last? >> plus, breaking their silence. how. nra responds to the sandy hook tragedy. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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>> your realtime captioner: linda marie macdonald lockdown lifted. classes are set to resume at san jose city college after reports of a gunman. it is chilly outside. we have freeze warnings posted in parts of the north bay. the rest of the bay area has frost advisories. we'll tell you when the rain will make a comeback as well coming up. >> we have a traffic alert in santa cruz county shutting down highway 9. i'll tell you exactly where. >> good morning. it's wednesday, december 19. i'm michelle griego. >> i'm brian hackney. frank's got the week off. time now two minutes before 5:00 and we are on to a developing story we have been following out of siskiyou county near the oregon boarder.
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>> northbound 5 remains closed at this hour after a massive 60- car pile-up. the series of crashes started around 6:30 last night. the pile-up stretched for a mile along the northbound side of the freeway between yreka and the state border. this shows you how serious lit vehicles were damaged. at least 6 people suffered minor to moderate injuries and they were taken to area hospitals. black ice is blamed for the accident. >> it is cold enough for ice on the roads. it's bitterly cold by our standards. michelle isn't buying this being from denver but for, it's cold. >> i was talking to a friend from chicago. she says the same thing. you don't know cold, you don't know what winter is all about! it's definitely cold in the bay area. it's cold, a chill in the air. we have a freeze warning posted for the north bay and frost advisories for the east and
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santa clara valleys and the bay. temperatures are in the 20s to 30s out the door. it looks cold on the maps. 36 in vallejo, 27 in fairfield. 28 napa so those are chilly spots. 31 in concord and below freezing in livermore. by this afternoon we'll warm things up. we'll see some sunshine, so if you liked yesterday you'll like today, as well. it's going to be a similar story temperature-wise a lot of 50s. but it is going to struggle to get out of the mid-50s at all this afternoon. then the rain makes a comebac tomorrow evening. we'll have a look at the seven- day forecast. in the meantime we go to cbs 5 reporter cate caugiran out in these freezing temperatures in the north bay this morning joining us now from san anselmo. cate, you only brought one glove this morning? >> reporter: that was a fail on my part. i thought i was so prepared and i opened my backpack, i'm like okay, great. it looks cold on your map. it definitely is cold

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